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Thursday, January 27, 2011

The State of the Union Address

I did not watch much of the State of the Union Address. I watched just long enough to see the difference in Republicans and Democrats partner with a “date” seating arrangement. I have to say who ever came up with that idea was brilliant.

What better way to downplay the Tea Party Revolution of the Republican Party? The president gave a brief nod to John Boehner, not to say I am extremely happy about an establishment republican as Speaker of the House. I suppose there is nothing to do about that but allow for seniority, but what a relief to know Nancy Pelosi was not on stage. On the other hand, my aerobic routine of following the former Speaker by jumping up and vigorously clapping every time POTUS opened his mouth was seriously curtailed. Nothing to do but watch the silly grin of Mr. Biden and smirky countenance of Speaker Boehner and I have to say I much prefer the latter. The only sweat I broke after the opening was reaching for the remote. This morning I read the State of Union Address as I have for almost every one of my life.

I have to say the President’s speech writers and manipulators were particularly sharp for this address, but here is what most Americans miss and that is why I’d like to remind you of the job of the President of the United States.

Article. II. US Constitution
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: — "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Section. 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Section. 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

That’s it folks. All measures such as making laws, coining money, providing for the “common good” belong to Congress and we are responsible for those we elect.

When you boil down all the plans every President of the United States have had since Lincoln, if our Congress, states and people had not acquiesced to the idea that the President is king, we would not be in the position we are in today. His State of the Union speeches and plans can be laid out for Congress and the American people, but it is up to Congress and the American people to bind him to the chains of the Constitution.

In summation, unless and until we understand that we should quit all ties to the UN, NATO and any other NWO. That spending cuts must be meaningful and should begin with the 30 million dollar a minute occupation and rebuilding efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. That choosing security over liberty is not why our founders gave us this Republic. That like it or not the Social Security ponzi scheme is just not going to work for our children and therefore must be phased out, same thing for Medicare and Medicaid. Until we realize that leveling the playing field means that all men are equal and the career choices one makes does not entitle them to anything other than what other men or women work all their lives to achieve. That our nation is supposed to be a Republic thereby being a nation of laws that should be followed by everyone, whether immigrant, native, social standing, race, religion or career choice. The law exists to protect private property and the right to life liberty and pursuit of happiness. Until Americans begin to understand and protect these rights everything the POTUS’ in the past, present and future have and will do is our fault.

We can make all but the enumerated powers of the POTUS as meaningless and silly as the “date” partnering for the State of the Union address when our individual liberty groups, indeed, all Americans, partner to Restore our Republic. Then I will look forward to actually watching the entire State of the Union Address.
For Liberty,
Donna Dawson

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About DD for Liberty

We render unto Caesar, but we write Caesar's laws.
We should write and uphold laws that go no further than protecting your God given right to life, liberty and property, the pursuit of happiness.
I am a wife and mother that wants the best for her family. The best as I see it is for Government to get out of the way.
God is our protector and has equipped us with all the faculties and means necessary for a productive and free life and I need no man to tell my family what is best for them.
I am a Patriot and Libertarian.
I am a fan of the greatest Peacemaker Jesus.
Taxation is theft.
If you seek security over liberty you deserve neither.
My favorite quote:

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”~Samuel Adams

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